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Arrests intensify in Jaffna

At least 20 people have  been arrested within the past few days in the Jaffna by the Sri Lankan security forces.

Of those, four are said to be women.

The arrests have been carried out in the   name of suppressing gang violence.

However, political activists have accused the Sri Lankan government of inciting gang violence to create a climate of insecurity in Jaffna and using that as a pretext for stepping up the surveillance of the local population.